A majority of justices accused former President Jacob Zuma of "litigious skullduggery" for seeking to get rid of his prison sentence. His imprisonment triggered the worst unrest of South Africa's post-apartheid era.
The former South African president underwent surgery in early August and could even be allowed to be treated at home, prison authorities said. The decision was welcomed by supporters but slammed by critics.
The 79-year-old anti-apartheid veteran turned himself in to officers on Thursday in line with a court ruling that says he must serve 15 months in prison for contempt of court.
Jacob Zuma has once again refused to appear before a judicial panel that was set up in 2018 to investigate corruption allegations during his mandate. Our correspondent reports from Cape Town. Also, Nigerians are rushing to register for a National Identification Number after the government asked telecoms operators to block the SIM cards of anyone who fails to do so by February 9. We take a closer look. And in DR Congo, women are hoping to make Nzango, a female-only game, an Olympic sport. We bring you a report from our correspondents.
16 Jul 2019
South Africa's Jacob Zuma shrugs off corruption allegations
21 May 2019
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers tell a court that the prosecuting authority is guilty of a serious breach of the constitution, and therefore the judges should grant his application to stop his corruption prosecution.
20 May 2019
Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at court in Pietermartizburg as he plans to fight to have corruption charges against him over 1990s arms deal dropped before the case comes to trial. Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling ANC party last year, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to the weapons deal dating back to before he took office in 2009.
6 Apr 2018
Jacob Zuma addressed his supporters at a rally outside Durban's High Court on Friday after it adjourned a corruption case against the former president.
5 Apr 2018
Former South African president Jacob Zuma is set to appear in Durban High Court on Friday where he will face corruption charges related to a years-old $2.5 billion arms deal.
17 Feb 2018
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa expresses his gratitude to former President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation address.
16 Feb 2018
Nicky Newton-King, chief executive officer at Johannesburg Stock Exchange, discusses the resignation of South African President Jacob Zuma.